Ferris State women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to Northwood on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Despite a high scoring effort, they fell 90-82 which dropped their overall record to 5-8 and 5-6 in the GLIAC. The Ferris loss in turn pushed the Timberwolves to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in GLIAC play.
Ferris started off slow by giving Northwood a five-point head start until sophomore guard, Dena Droste, made a jump shot at two minutes into the first half.
Northwood took their biggest lead at 13:06 in the first half with a lead of twelve points (20-8).
The Bulldogs trailed behind the Timberwolves the whole first half with exception of tying up the score three times, which ended the first half with the score of 40-43.
It was neck and neck the whole second half until Ferris started to pull away giving them their largest lead of eight points (74-66) at 4:12 left in the second half.
Ferris was 100 percent (7-7) at the free-throw line compared to Northwood’s 75.9 percent for the night.
Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that 75.9 percent mark included 22 free points on 29 attempts. Foul trouble spelled doom for Ferris.
Ferris could not keep their lead and the game soon went into overtime, their first overtime of the year, with the score of 74-74.
Freshman forward and center, Emily Kutch, from the Northwood Timberwolves was the first to score in overtime.
The Timberwolves soon started to pull away and had a six-point lead (82-76) on the Bulldogs with 1:28 left in the game.
The Bulldogs never caught up, and dropped their sixth GLIAC game of the season.